COPENHAGEN Feb 11 Danish outsourcing firm ISS
is aiming to publish plans for a stock market
listing next week, sources familiar with the matter said.
"(The) intention to float and main figures from (the)
full-year report will be published on Tuesday," one source told
The source confirmed Goldman Sachs and UBS
will lead the IPO as global coordinators, while Nordea,
Morgan Stanley and Barclays will act as
bookrunners. Another source said Nordea had moved to a role as
ISS has more than 530,000 employees, making it one of the
world's largest private employers.
The company had earlier said it will publish its full-year
report on March 12, but the second source confirmed the main
figures from the report will be released together with news
about the float plans next week, assuming no major negative
market activity in the meantime.
Previous plans to list ISS, in 2007 and 2011, were dropped
because of shaky stock markets.
A spokesman from ISS would only say an IPO is an option for
the company but no decision had been made. Goldman Sachs, which
bought ISS in 2005 together with private equity company EQT,
declined to comment. EQT was not immediately available for
($1 = 0.6098 British pounds)
($1 = 5.4679 Danish crowns)
(Reporting by Ole Mikkelsen)